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EBCI WATER QUALITY STANDARDS – Final Document

The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, Division of Agriculture & Natural Resources, Water Quality Office would like to thank the public for their input in finalizing the EBCI Water Quality Standards.  A copy is available to view and download HERE.

Questions about EBCI Water Quality Standards should be directed to the Water Quality Section Supervisor, Michael Bolt by phone at (828) 359-6772 or email michbolt@nc-cherokee.com.

 

Cherokee leaders want permission to gather a traditional plant in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. They say sochan feeds their bodies and is rooted in their heritage.  For thousands of years, Cherokee people gathered the kale-like plant that’s full of vitamins and minerals. It is normally against the rules to remove plants from national parks, but recent modifications to regulations could allow the to tribe to gather sochan for traditional reasons.  “This is something that is an investment for our future, and, hopefully, with preserving our culture and accessing these landscapes that we once belonged to,” said Tommy Cabe, a Cherokee Forest resources specialist. Read More

EPA and Cherokee Making a Visible Difference Story Map

The Environmental Protection Agency’s Making a Visible Difference (MVD) in Communities initiative coordinates technical assistance and other resources to support communities as they pursue environmental improvements that enhance economic opportunity and quality of life.  Click here to view the Cherokee Story Map.

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